CONNECTICUT BEACH RESORT

Oct 30th, 2009, 05:47 AM
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CONNECTICUT BEACH RESORT

Hi everyone
I will be travelling from the Berkshires, Massacheusetts, in April next year to the Connecticut coast. Please can anyone recommend a beach resort to stay in for 2 nights where I can visit local attractions and maybe other points of interest close by. I would prefer a B&B on the coast. Thanks.
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Oct 30th, 2009, 08:07 AM
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The Connecticut shore is pretty in places, but not a dramatic sea coast. In April it's still cool, so I don't expect you'll be lounging on the sand. I think your best bet would be the area around Mystic -- in particular The Inn at Stonington in Stonington Borough http://www.innatstonington.com/. The borough is beautiful with well preserved 17th and 18th century buildings. Nearby is Mystic, a small village featuring Mystic Seaport, http://www.mysticseaport.org/ which has ships and a recreated 19th century village. Good of its type and not-to-miss if you love traditional boats and sailing ships. There is also an aquarium by the highway. Not great but worth a few hours.

Newport Rhode Island is about an hour away. It has its famous mansions, a scenic beach, a good walk and good restaurants. You might consider using it as your base instead. If not, you'd probably enjoy it as a day trip.
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Oct 30th, 2009, 09:28 AM
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You will not find beach resort weather in CT in April. I second Fra's suggestion of Newport. Very quaint town with lots to keep you and your family busy.
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Oct 30th, 2009, 09:52 AM
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Watch Hill, RI may have what you are looking for. It is about 20 minutes from Mystic and a little over an hour from Newport. Google Watch Hill, it has nice beaches (for walking nor swimming in April).
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Oct 30th, 2009, 10:16 AM
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emalloy --

I don't think Watch Hill will have reopened in April. Place shuts down in the fall -- literally, stores shuttered, no restaurants -- and doesn't get going again until May.
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Oct 30th, 2009, 10:49 AM
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You really want Newport RI. Check out the Chanler or Castle Hill.
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Oct 30th, 2009, 03:25 PM
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thanks everyone. I will have a look and take up one of your suggestions.
Amanda
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